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#Mindset13 Book Club

We are just about to begin our study of Mindset by Carol Dweck. All are welcome to participate and to add as much or as little as you feel comfortable. Feel free to chime in using the hashtag #mindset13 on … Continue reading

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BYOD Was Awesome!

There are lots of great blogs that will tell you the what and how of Bring Your Own Device programs.  Instead of going big here, I’m going small.  BYOD was awesome! We threw the idea around at MACUL 13 during … Continue reading

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Making Assessment Work For All My Students

“100% of students will receive a score of 70% or above on unit tests 1-6.” This was my math SMART goal for the year. Not the one I originally went for, but my principal challenged me to raise it from … Continue reading

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What My Students Learned About Poetry Today

Today was our last day with our Third Grade Writing buddies!  The fifth grade students wrote “I am” poems and took a quiz using a site called Socrative.  Here are some selected learnings that kids posted using this site: Poetry … Continue reading

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#LivEd-This Wednesday, 5/22 at 9pm!

Livingston Educators and friends from around the world…  Let’s connect!  Twitter is a place where educators everywhere are connecting now.  Let’s bring that home!  Folks from Finland to Fowlerville are connecting to share ideas and find new ones.  It’s bite-sized … Continue reading

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“Who Will Survive?” A Beginner’s Look at Project Based Learning.

“Mr. Martin, can we work on our Survival Projects Today?”  Our Project Based Learning began this spring.  What a wonderful, eye opening experience!  On the same note, it was not an easy one. Often, I reflected how life may have … Continue reading

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A Local Twitter Chat-#LivEd

Let’s connect Livingston County educators through social media using Twitter!  It’s open to administrators, teachers, and other interested staff.  Example discussion topics may include technology integration, best practices, project-based learning, and other relevant education topics. The first chat is scheduled for Wednesday, … Continue reading

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One Small Candy is A Big Thing

Something was stolen today. I watched it happen. A young person, one of my children (to remain somewhat anonymous) who was cleaning up, grabbed an M&M wrapper from the table. Then, quickly walked over to the garbage can and dropped … Continue reading

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Teach Readers To Be Strategic! (A Reflection)

What teacher has worked on reading comprehension with students, not truly knowing that it was the right lesson or strategy, and in the end unable to tell if it was effective?  This one.  Comprehension instruction is a large part of … Continue reading

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